CELEBRATING OUR UNIQUE DIFFERENCES & SHARED HUMANITY

Fascinated by the Different Cultures of the World?

Are you a culture lover? A student of human nature? A history buff? Whether you are a globetrotter or an armchair traveler, if you enjoy learning about the different cultures of the world, then you've come to the right place!

Culture is both universal and personal. People Are Culture (PAC) offers insights into the world's different cultures by presenting the stories of a diverse cross-section of people from around the world and all walks of life. We think you'll find that each is unique--and that we all share the human condition.

What Makes A Story Vimeo Video New Thumbnail

People Are Culture presents more than 250 interviews, feature stories, and travel guides that reveal what makes places and different cultures unique. PAC shines a light on the traditions, customs, crafts and lifestyles of more than 30 countries in North, South and Central America, as well as Armenia, Europe, India, and the Middle East.

In each piece, people share powerful insights about their heritage, while also revealing their own transformational life lessons and spiritual practices, world-changing ideas, dramatic adventures, and hard-won wisdom. PAC's stories take you deeper into the world's different cultures--and also remind us that we all share the human condition.

Why Does Culture Matter?

Culture explains what it means to be human. Culture is all the myriad ways we create, communicate, identify, individuate and connect. Culture provides ways to both express our individuality, and to see ourselves in others. Culture is the transmission line that makes possible cooperation, peace and prosperity. Without the capacity for connection we have misunderstandings, fear, intolerance, prejudice, chaos, anarchy and annihilation.

People Are Culture Why Does Culture Matter Video

PAC's Unique Cultural Travel Guides

Travel is one of the best ways to discover and appreciate the different cultures of the world. We offer more than 30 travel guides that suggest must-see cultural sites and experiences in cities, regions, and countries. These guides focus specifically on the history, traditions, crafts and culture of places based on the perspective of local people.

See All Travel Guides

Culture is Universal and Personal!

While the phenomenon of culture is universal, its meaning is personal. Our interviews and profiles celebrate our different cultures as well as our shared humanity. We believe we are each special...and we are all the same. We all matter, we each have an incredible story, and everyone has something to teach us.

We present stories of cultural standard bearers in 13 categories: Architecture; Archaeology; DanceFestivalsFolk ArtFoodGardens & LandscapesLanguage & LegendsMaritimeMusicSpiritualityTextiles; and Visual Arts.

Stories of Different Cultures of the World By Geographic Region

With our interviews and stories, you can explore the different cultures of more than 30 countries in North, South and Central America, as well as Armenia, Europe, India, and the Middle East. What do you find that is unique? What do you realize is similar? We invite you to share your take by making a comment!

Destinations Armenia

Destinations Ireland

Destinations Italy

Destinations Mexico

Destinations Scotland

Destinations United States

New Book Explores "What is Culture" with Stories of People from Around the World

What is Culture ebook

This book shares the experiences of a cross-section of 15 fascinating people who each offer their personal and unique insights into the phenomenon of culture. It is a privilege to share their knowledge and their stories, which are insightful and moving. Each conversation is a powerful reminder of how different perspectives can expand our own.

In this interview compilation, PAC founder Meg Pier presents the highly personal stories and insights about the meaning of culture from people as varied as a Maltese archaeologist; New Orleans blues singer, Azorean master gardener, Cambodian peace activist to an Italian cheese-maker; a Maine lobsterman; Colombian architect; Mayan shaman; a Spanish flamenco dancer; Indian art historian and filmmaker; Croatian textile preservationist; Estonian choral conductor; U.S. folklorist; world-renowned linguist and an Eritrean-American refugee and memoirist.

The consensus? Culture explains what it means to be human.

Click the link for a look inside the book!